The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohammed Abdelsalam has received His Excellency Abdulaziz Urolboevich Akkulov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Arab Emirates, at the council's headquarters in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, the pair discussed potential ways to enhance cooperation and revive the heritage of Islamic scholars and thinkers in order to enlighten current and future generations.
During the meeting, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders affirmed that Uzbekistan's cities have long been linked to Islamic history since its inception and have also witnessed a wide scientific and cultural renaissance led by many of its many great scholars who have contributed knowledge and expertise to humanity, including Imam Bukhari, Imam Maturidi, Al-Biruni, Al-Khwarizmi, Ibn Sina, and others.
The Secretary-General also explained that Uzbekistan has always represented an authentic scientific tributary in Islamic jurisprudence and heritage for all scholars, especially those of Al-Azhar. He also called for the revival of heritage of the scholars and thinkers of the Muslim world in order to properly recognize their contributions to humanity.
For his part, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan confirmed that the Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, is leading great efforts to spread the values of tolerance and coexistence. He also expressed his nation's aspiration to cooperate with the Council in many inspiring initiatives aimed at enhancing dialogue, understanding, coexistence, and reviving the heritage of the Islamic world.